Behind frenemy lines: US and Pakistan

Pakistan’s desperation to end this impasse is heightened by its dire economic condition. Pakistan army needs US military aid and CSF tranches for its unsustainable defence budget while the government has to go back to the IMF to stabilise its perilous finances. Chinese support has been limited solely to rhetoric, and Pakistan realises that only the US can help it out. But Pakistan needs to overcome its obsession with ghairat or honour to work with the US.